Daily Beer Run Leads to $338 Million Powerball Win


lotteryA 44 year old New Jersey family man hit the Powerball jackpot when he made his daily stop at a liquor store for a few beers and some lotto. Thanks to his dedication to having a few cold ones every day he’s looking at $152 million dollars if he takes the lump sum.

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The Real Big Ed
The Real Big Ed

If you toss in the smokes, Hicks' daily beer run is aggressively moving to match this guy, in reverse.

Moe Green
Moe Green

No more Olde English 800 for him. Only the good stuff.

zel
zel

Now he's living the high life... the Miller high life.

fezitorium
fezitorium

God, I am so jealous...daily beer? My wife would Bobbit.

Flypaper
Flypaper

Great take on daily schedule of a working man, I bet those creditors of his are either working hard to get what he's owed or getting him to back their scam.I heard NJ rep saying how great it was a NJ winner was for them.Could he be the next sponsor of the NJ tax rate or move somewhere they won't take the rest of it?

SpeedKills
SpeedKills

Queue friends and family that you've never met along with the ones you already know and be prepared for years and years of sob stories and asking for handouts. He should be ready to give the neighborhood a nice donation and move to an undisclosed location.

StevenG
StevenG

Just put a cowboy hat on this guy, and I've seen this story before.

Rich the fireman
Rich the fireman

A public-record search shows he has been slapped with about 10 liens totaling more than $25,000 between 1998 and 2011.

 

I know where this is going.

Mikfin
Mikfin

Finally, a real American hero!  

FLpro
FLpro

Wouldn't people end up getting "more" of their lottery winnings if the chose the annual payouts? I don't understand the "lump sum" obsession...you're forfeiting way too much of that money aren't you??

Amsterclam
Amsterclam

His wife's not bad looking. And the next few will be even better.

Moon Rocks
Moon Rocks

This will only end in tears. I promise you that.

Ziggy Stardust
Ziggy Stardust

The one time being an alcoholic pays off. Maybe there's still hope for Pepper ? 

Binary Daoist
Binary Daoist

I like how he's described as a "family man" and a daily drinker in the same sentence.

Drippy Granny
Drippy Granny

Hate this guy. How could you not? Lucky mother fucker!

REDDYROG
REDDYROG

wow,most times it just leads to a DUI

JonNockels
JonNockels

Moral of the story...NEVER STOP DRINKING

SarahMcPants
SarahMcPants

Now thats a functioning alcoholic. Take note Pepper.

Stilltryingregardless
Stilltryingregardless

 @FLprodivider66 People would rather have the lump some & then be able to give & put away some for family than getting a monthly pay-off, die & then have to deal with all the legal crap that follows I guess.

AnthonyLoman
AnthonyLoman

 @FLprodivider66  Eh will it works out if you take the lump sum and are smart enough to invest it at any reasonable rate of return. If you get 152 million and are making around 5 percent interest you will wind up with the 338 million after the 20 year payout. 

Stilltryingregardless
Stilltryingregardless

 @Moon Rocks lol, there's a surprising amount of horror stories that are connected w/ lottery winnings that's rarely ever talked about or referenced.

Fa Q
Fa Q

@Stilltryingregardless @FLprodivider66 If u don't take the lump sum youll never see the rest of the money when the economy goes to shit in ten years. Take the money, run to the mountains build a castle and fill it with guns